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Kicked Up Brownies May 3, 2013

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IMG_0022 Everyone loves moist, decadent brownies. Here are a couple of changes that will make your brownies a hit.

Usually, we make our brownies from scratch, but due to a time constraint and the need to bring something rich and yummy to a friend’s house, we opted for a box mix.  Probably any mix will do, but we used Trader Joe’s Brownie Truffle Baking Mix – a great choice!!

We added 1 tsp of cinnamon to the mix. This really adds a hint of spice to the chocolate without being overpowering.  The next addition was a glaze – an espresso glaze!  Cut the brownies into small bites because you won’t be able to eat just one!

Happy Baking,


Espresso Glaze

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 Tbs unsalted butter at room temp

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp espresso powder

Dissolve the espresso powder in 2 Tbs of water, add vanilla. Whisk in the powdered sugar and butter.

Whisk until smooth.  Pour glaze over cooled brownies and refrigerate until set.  Cut into bite-size pieces.


One Response to “Kicked Up Brownies”

  1. I love brownies. The kids always want brownies on their birthday instead of a cake. So I always make a tower of brownies. But his glaze sounds decadent…I will have to make these very soon! Yum…thanks for sharing!

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